at Digging Dog
With a big-leaf tropical look that belies its rugged hardiness, this Hawaiian native belongs to the mint family and masquerades as a Salvia. Stiff, upright and fuzzy, the mauve-infused stems inject architectural pizazz, while sporting large, spade-shaped felted greenery. Smoky magenta-colored, openly arranged flower spires, some 12 in. tall, grace the spice-scented foundation. Known to possess antibiotic properties, Lepechinia hastata delivers late season fanfare, fends off deer, acquiesces to poor dry soil and temperatures as low as 0°, asking only for a well-drained abode.
Blooms August – October.
Size: 4'–5' high x 2'–3' wide; hardy to zone 7.
Lepechinia hastata (P-1459)
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Glorious Gardens and Bluegrass - A Benefit for The Mendocino Music Festival
A Perfect Autumn Afternoon
October 23, 2016, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
A performance by bluegrass and Americana icon Laurie Lewis with long-time collaborators Tom Rozum, Nina Gerber and Max Schwartz forms the centerpiece of a perfect autumn afternoon of festive food, locally-produced ciders, and fine local wines, presented in the stunning Albion home and noted private gardens of Deborah Whigham and Gary Ratway of Digging Dog Nursery.Edible entertainment by Assagiare Mendocino
Cider (hard and soft) by The Apple Farm in Philo
Wines by Greenwood Ridge Vineyards
Music by Laurie Lewis with Tom Rozum, Nina Gerber and Max Schwartz
Garden tours with Gary Ratway.
$125.00 Per Person
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Digging Dog Nursery's borders recently featured in the new Garden Conservancy's book
We are proud to announce that we are among "50 of America's most beautiful gardens" in the Garden Conservancy's new book "Outstanding American Gardens"
Current Staff’s Favorite Plant
Our favorite plant this week: We love Tricyrtis 'Empress' for its unique, late blooming flowers. Renowned for its extra large and wider open flowers, this exquisite, newly introduced Toad Lily is a formosana hybrid. Ornate, spidery spaced petals are inscribed by occasional darkened tips and irregular velvet-rich deep purple spots, stipples and mottling on a creamy white background. An enticing fall beacon amongst the shadows, ‘Empress’s showy terminal blooms are supported by an upright robust gathering of lustrous, semi-clasping dark green foliage that stays dapper all season.
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